Brief History

The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) one of the leading Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), University of Nairobi. The Department is located off Kapenguria Road, 15 Kms to the Northwest of Nairobi.

DFSNT degree programmes have evolved from one to six; both in undergraduate and postgraduate with a certificate level course in Food Safety and Quality. The Department serves a wide range of students within Kenya and all over the world and our programmes have remained competitive as the department attracts students from across Africa including Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, DRC, Somalia, Malawi, Cameron, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Mozambique among others.

A number of research activities are carried out by the researchers and students ranging from food security, applied human nutrition, value addition, and quality management and processing. DFSNT research and development activities address both national and regional issues which lend themselves to key aspects of Kenya’s vision 2030 and important aspects of agenda 4.

The mission of the Department is to pursue, excel and maintain a world-class leadership role in quest for knowledge by way of quality research, capacity building, consultancy and innovative outreach in order to contribute to food productivity and safety and secure livelihoods through sustainable value addition and natural resources management.